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Around China
Around China

Beijing Parents dispute suicide, sue hotel The parents of a 30-year-old man found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in a hotel in Tongzhou district have sued the hotel manager, demanding compensation of 1.26 million yuan ($197,000). The deceased, surnamed Fan, checked into the hotel on April 21 last year. His…

Hearings a step closer to dream
Hearings a step closer to dream

Ma Zhonglan, 67, has been a people’s assessor at Beijing Haidian District People’s Court since she retired from work at a publishing company 10 years ago. I’d had a dream of studying law when I was a child, because my father graduated in law from Yenching University, which was formed…

Scrapping of rail project may hurt Malaysia
Scrapping of rail project may hurt Malaysia

Soon after being elected Malaysia’s prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad cancelled the $17 billion high-speed rail project linking the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Mahathir had reasons to make the surprising decision. According to the Malaysian Finance Ministry, at the end of last year the government’s debt and liabilities…

Chinese wisdom enriches Shanghai Spirit
Chinese wisdom enriches Shanghai Spirit

President Xi Jinping hosted a dinner in Qingdao, Shandong province, on June 9 to welcome the participants to the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit. Addressing the gathering at the dinner, Xi said that as an integral part of Chinese civilization, Confucianism believes “a just cause should be pursued for the…

Development rises on back of effective reform, opening-up
Development rises on back of effective reform, opening-up

Fujian’s development is booming in the wake of effective reform carried out by the East China province’s economic and industrial zones. Xiamen, host city of the BRICS Summit, is a part of the China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone, which is helping to spearhead the reform. In the past three…

Xiamen spearheads measures to foster better relationships
Xiamen spearheads measures to foster better relationships

Taiwan businesspeople, students and workers are for the first time eligible to use public rental housing in Xiamen, Fujian province, according to Fujian provincial government. The move is part of a series of beneficial policies rolled out by Xiamen in April for Taiwan people who live, work and study in…

Shuttle bus apps are internet-tailored services
Shuttle bus apps are internet-tailored services

CAR-HAILING APPS have long been popular, but the latest trend is for apps that allow users to book a seat on a shuttle bus. Beijing News comments: According to reports, users of the apps for shuttle buses can even book personalized routes. That overcomes a major downside of traditional buses….

European tech companies eye Chinese opportunities
European tech companies eye Chinese opportunities

Chamber seeks to ease firms’ entry into important market High-tech enterprises from Europe planning to enter the Chinese market need to learn more about the local business environment, government policies and initiatives, according to Florian von Tucher, chairman of the European Technology Chamber. “They (companies) should make themselves fit into…

Irish welcome growth in China connections
Irish welcome growth in China connections

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Ireland’s traditions share the same idea of connectivity, according to Thomas Bellew, head of the economic section at the Embassy of Ireland. “Ireland is on the western edge of Europe,” Bellew said at the Ireland exhibition area at the Fifth China Beijing International Fair…

Nainggolan bows out after Belgium snub
Nainggolan bows out after Belgium snub

MILAN – Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan announced on Monday he was calling time on his international career after being overlooked for the Belgium World Cup squad. The 30-year-old has played 30 times for his country, with his combative displays making him a fan favorite, but his relationship with coach Roberto…